10 Boiled Potato Recipes - 10 Easy Variations for Tasty Meals with Potatoes
Good old meat and potatoes – It’s a classic winter dinner plate, and done well there is nothing finer, but prepared without care (think overcooked pork chops with watery boiled potatoes) there are few things that taste as dreary!
Thankfully, it doesn’t take a whole lot of effort to transform the everyday into something a little bit special. On that note, here are a number of ideas to perk up plane Jane boiled potatoes – easy variations that make all the difference and which will surprise and delight those accustomed to everyday potatoes.
Easy Boiled Potato Variations (Ideas)
Remember to salt your potato boiling water well (the water should taste pleasantly salty) – this a necessary step on the path to tasty taters!
- Parsley butter - Toss already cooked boiled potatoes in butter and fresh chopped parsley and salt to taste
- Dill New Potatoes – boil up some new potatoes and then toss with fresh chopped dill and butter, and salt to taste
- New potatoes with pesto – toss boiled potatoes with a couple of spoonfuls of pesto and a little salt to taste
- Bacon potatoes - Toss already boiled potatoes with fried bacon chopped into small chunks (mix in a Tbls or so of the bacon fat as well, if you’ve got it). Salt to taste
- Olive oil potatoes – dress boiled potatoes with a little extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper to taste, garlic and fresh herbs of your choice ( a spare amount of rosemary, or some thyme, for example)…nice with a roast pork, for example
- Stock potatoes – potatoes boiled in a light chicken or vegetable stock instead of water
- Sour cream and chive potatoes – toss boiled potatoes with butter and salt to taste and then serve with a little sour cream (or crème freche) and minced chives on top
- Cream potatoes – cut boiled potatoes into thick slices and the toss with a little cream that you’ve brought to a simmer. Salt to taste and reduce the mixture until appropriately thickened (you can also add a little minced garlic to the simmering cream, for another nice variation)
- Vinaigrette potatoes – make an impromptu German style potato salad by tossing warm boiled potatoes with any vinaigrette salad dressing that you have on hand
- Roasted potatoes (Easy version) – take your boiled potatoes and toss with olive oil, salt and herbs of your choice and then dump them all onto a baking sheet. Roast in a very hot oven until nicely browning – 10 to 20 minutes
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